3 attackers start at the beginning of the grid who will go up against the tackle bag first and then the person in the body suit second; these two should not stand next to each other unless you move on to the progression.
At the coaches command the attackers will go into the tackle shield first with the ball carrier going to ground and the two supporters either both clearing out or one person clearing and the next picking up the ball and going into the next defender 5 metres behind who will be in a bodysuit.
The ball carrier here will try to stay strong on his feet and offload to the two support runners or one of them will come in and rip the ball and offload to the support runner who will finish by crossing over the line.
Communication like any activity is key to make it run smoothly, players must know what they are doing at the first breakdown so they can react to the second breakdown. Ball carrier into the tackle shield should have a leg drive and can then be told to go to ground by his support. Support should have an effective clear out by clearing the player away from the ball.
Hips lower than shoulders, wrap around with arms and pump feet etc. The second ball carrier must use core strength to stay on his feet and fight to offload the ball, if they cannot offload they should keep the ball secure and turn towards support runners. Support runners rip with same shoulder and same foot and turn back towards support runners to rip it and offload it.
More defenders could be involved with equipment of your choice. One tackle shield and one bodysuit next to eachother so that the bodysuit can attempt to contend for the ball at the breakdown and the attackers will need to react and clear him out.
Set up the practice as shown inside a 30m x 30m Grid.
6 Shields and 1 Ball.
Player 1 carries the ball before passing the ball to player 2 who bursts through the shields. Once through the other side, 2 passes to 3 and receives a return pass before bursting through the next set of shields
Once they are through the last two players with shields can move and try and block the runners. Player 2 has the option to pass to either player or go it alone.
Offence (blue), line out in one deep line.
Defence (red) - opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player you are marking.
Offence endeavour to pass ball along line.
Defence move up to stop them. Each defender goes up to tackle - if ball is passed THEN they work to protect inside shoulder of player on their outside.
2 players start with the ball and play a 2 vs 1 they then form a 3 to beat the next 2 players whom in turn join the 3 and form a 5 top beat the last 4 defenders to score a try.
15m x 30m channel - One defender two attackers one behind the other 5m apart
Lead attacker runs at straight at defender. Attacks space left or right takes tackle and off loads to support player running down opposite channel Â that is attackers attacks left Â support player goes right
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